Help create CWD education and outreach plan for Ionia and Montcalm counties
March 31, 2022
Anyone interested in helping boost awareness about chronic wasting disease, how we communicate about it and how to prevent its spread in Ionia and Montcalm counties is invited to take part in two upcoming planning sessions.
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Michigan State University Extension and the National Charrette Institute will host two CWD Community Education and Outreach Planning Days in late April. Participants will work together to create an education and outreach plan.
The CWD planning days are:
People are welcome to attend both sessions or drop in for just one session. No RSVP is needed. Refreshments will be provided both days.
CWD is a fatal nervous system disease that affects white-tailed deer, elk and moose. To date, it has been confirmed in wild deer from 10 Michigan counties: Clinton, Dickinson, Eaton, Gratiot, Ingham, Ionia, Isabella, Jackson, Kent and Montcalm.
The CWD Education and Outreach Planning Days will bring together members of the community, including hunters, landowners, farmers, processors, wildlife viewers and others to collaboratively create an education and outreach plan for Ionia and Montcalm counties that may be used statewide.
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- White-tailed deer: Chronic wasting disease is a fatal nervous system disease that affects white-tailed deer, elk and moose. People interested in helping create a CWD education and outreach plan for Ionia and Montcalm counties will have the opportunity in late April.